• Heal Your Mind & Body at Dewa Spa

  • Study with World-Class Teachers

  • Practice in One of Our Unique Venues

  • Expand Your Awareness with Meditation

  • Go Hiking in the Catskill Mountains

  • Enjoy Delicious Nourishing Farm-to-Table Cuisine

  • Menla is a Project of Tibet House US,

    the Dalai Lama’s Cultural Center in NYC

  • Deluxe Queen – $760.00
  • Private Queen (Shared Bath) – $664.00
  • Deluxe Double Full - Shared bath (Shared Room) – $556.00
  • Deluxe Double Twin - Shared bath (Shared Room) – $514.00
  • Standard Single – $488.00
  • Standard Double (Shared Room) – $468.00
  • Standard Triple (Shared Room) – $446.00
  • Camping – $234.00
  • Commuter – $208.00

Address: 375 Panterkill Road PO Box 70 Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States

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Sacred Metals: Standing Gongs/Himalayan Singing Bowls, Bells & Shruti Songs

With Lea Garnier

July 28 - 30, 2023


The Certification program teaches how to utilize a variety of Sound Healing techniques for your own practice as a Sound Healer. With a certificate from The Sage Academy of Sound, students should be better equipped to serve as practitioners, specialists, volunteers, interns, or even as members of a multidisciplinary treatment team within a health center or a community agency, as well as in a private healing or counseling practice. We believe that the only way to truly absorb the teachings is by total immersion and abundant practice time. The retreat style setting limits outside distraction and enhances the deep focus needed for personal healing to occur, which in turn clears the way for the teachings to be experienced and deeply retained. Our program will bring each student to a high level of understanding and a knowledge of the practical applications of the Healing Sound.

Areas of study in this Module:

Himalayan Singing Bowls & Bells:

  • The Sound Of Shunyata
  • The multidimensional tones of the sitting gongs
  • Setting the Bhakti Rules of Divination
  • Studies on the Disappearing Sound
  • A clinical session based on how to use the Bowls in a Private Session
  • A clinical session based on how to use the Bowls in a Sound Bath


  • Sacred Tone Improvisation of Don Conreaux
  • Connecting to the lineage of all Gong Masters
  • Gong Strokes
  • A clinical session based on how to use the Gongs in a Private Session
  • A clinical session based on how to use the Gongs in a Sound Bath
  • Lots of practice time with assistant teachers closely overseeing
  • Students will form groups and give a sound bath on the last day

Shruti Songs:

  • Origins of the Shruti Box
  • Shruti songs and overtones
  • Free your 5th Chakra
  • Activate the verges nerve with humming

Please note that each module can be taken independently for a Certificate of Attendance. However, to receive 100 hours of certification, you must take all three modules of the training certification program which are:

Module 1: The Fundamental Principles Of SoundHealing from the Ancient Shamanic Tradition to New Science: Followed by Tuning Fork Studies with Dr. John Beaulieu and facilitated by Lea Garnier (5/19 – 21)

Module 2: Sacred Metals: Standing Gongs/Himalayan Singing Bowls Bells & Shruti Songs with Lea Garnier and guests (7/28 – 30)

Module 3: Crystal Core Awareness with Crystal Bowls, Pyramids & Singing Crystal Consciousness with Lea Garnier and guests (8/25 – 30)


Friday, July 28

  • 3 pm Arrival & Check-In
  • 4 – 5:30 pm Introductions & Overview
  • 6 – 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 – 9 pm Sound Bath

Saturday, July 29

  • 8 – 9 am Breakfast
  • 9:30 am – 12 pm Teachings
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 2:30 – 5 pm Teachings
  • 6 – 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 – 9 pm Sound Bath

Sunday, July 30

  • 8 – 9 am Breakfast
  • 9 am Check-Out
  • 9:30 am – 12 pm Teachings
  • 12:30 -1:30 pm lunch
  • 2 – 5 Teachings
  • 5 pm Departure

*Please note that schedule is subject to change. 


Lea Garnier
In 2010, Lea founded the first East coast Annual SoundHealing Intensive at Menla, NY. By creating a forum for pioneers of SoundHealing to share their knowledge, a platform was launched for in depth studies that has greatly contributed to todays expansive and ever growing field of sound practitioners world wide. She now offers 5 SoundHealing training/retreat intensives a year in America with expanded offerings in Europe. She is the Director of Sage Academy of Sound in Woodstock, NY. More info here: https://sageacademyofsound.com/our-story
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